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Old 05-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #7936
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Originally Posted by Sheep Shagger View Post

This is where I'm at now. Needs some more finish sanding and filling, then it will be painted blue to match the body.
Looks sharp. Can't wait to see the end product.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:10 PM   #7937
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One thing leads to another...

So yesterday I decided it was time to try and fix the wiring issue I've had on my 990 Acc. #1 feed. I hook my GPS to that one so it'll stay on while I stop and fill up for fuel. (And yes, I run the risk of it draining the battery if I leave it on.) Over time, the GPS would start to come on by itself while it was parked (see prior comment) and then it started to switch to battery mode while the bike was running. So I decided to pull the headlight shell and take a look at the wiring.

To remove the shell (with the Safari tanks) I had to remove the two bolts on each side of the front end, and then loosen (but not remove) the lower ride tank mount bolts to allow me to separate the tanks far enough to get the light side tabs undone. (I was working by myself so I didn't have a helping hand.) When loosening the lower tank mount, my left side fuel line start to flow (as in, onto the floor).

Short version: I shut off the tank flows and fixed the wiring issue.

Long version: I then spent three more hours fixing the fuel line and trying to re-attach the Safari tanks. Gotta love the way they fight you every step of the way. Gotta love MORE the way they hold oh so much fuel.

The 20 minute job turned into a 3.5 hour fix a bunch of other shit job.

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Old 05-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #7938
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Ugh, I figured I may as well bitch to you guys about it....

I noticed, today, after fixing an ignition switch issue, that my idle is hanging. So, I searched the OC and after reading some stuff I decided to take the bike apart, check my choke cable, breather tubes, etc.

Figured I may as well check the jets and needle while I was in there. Taking the black plastic cap off the carb and down goes on of the black shoulder screws into the bowels of the bike.

I searched for over an hour with a shop light, flash light, telescoping magnet. I even laid the bike down to try to shake it out. Sonofabitch.......

Inside now, I'm starving. Back at it tomorrow.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #7939
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Pulled Carbs, Installed Larger main jets

04 950, Removed Carbs, Installed larger main jets, front = 178, Rear = 182.
Have not test rode yet.
I had installed a CPR air-filter system. It was running lean. Previously replaced the needles with the Factory pro ones, ran better but still a little lean.Hoping these mains will bring it in? Test ride in the morning.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #7940
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Pulled my stator cover off as it was weeping oil. I suspect the gasket wasn't good. Going to apply some Threebond 1104 and reassemble.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:21 AM   #7941
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Just made me a bashplate, aluminum welding for the very first time, actually tig welding as well for the first time still room for plenty of improvements:-)

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:14 AM   #7942
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I'd mount it! Looks really good!
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:59 AM   #7943
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Nice looking Plate. The rear mounts look interesting too.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:06 AM   #7944
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Originally Posted by dad2bike View Post
Nice looking Plate. The rear mounts look interesting too.
Thank you, the rear mounts are under some re-design:) im not 100% happy with it yet
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:22 AM   #7945
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Looks great
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:48 PM   #7946
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i've seen worse welds on mass production pieces, yours look pretty damn good.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:38 PM   #7947
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Talking Mexico

Just road it around in Mexico, down to Guadalajara nice and warm
I wish I had bought a GSA a long time ago
and now I drink Orange Crush as well, double up now, a 990Adv and a 950 SER
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #7948
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I recently found my safety wire pliers so i've been going crazy with them...
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:00 PM   #7949
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New Exhaust

Installed a set of Leo' Vince stainless exhaust on today,,, Fit was very good. Only problem I had was to have to shim out my Jesse Luggage.


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Old 05-29-2013, 09:44 PM   #7950
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Originally Posted by Orangecicle View Post
Started the process of replacing head gaskets.

That sucks... what brought that on.... oil in the antifreeze?
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